Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Remixed

TODAY….I don’t want to write about the good, the bad, and the ugly. I want to take the good, the bad, and the ugly and simply write about only the concepts. Life is full of all of the above. Let’s take what we are given and multiply it, nurture it, take advantage of it, accept it, change, rearrange it. In all we can’t give back what we are given and we will always be held accountable for our actions, for actions have consequences.  So right now, while you have time make the best of it. We all have some bad stuff in our lives now or in the past that we wish would go away. We have ugly stuff that we want to forget and maybe even hide from. Nonetheless, we also have the good stuff. Why not take the good stuff and capitalize on that.

Let’s stop focusing on the negative and complaining about what we can not change. Let’s no longer be paralyzed with inaction. Take the good and change what we can about the bad and the ugly. If we can’t then let us just dwell on the beautiful, peaceful aspects of our lives. We are alive! Someone is no longer alive today. Do not waste the time you are given; it is a precious and valuable commodity. Maybe you need to become more alive in spirit and wake-up from the monotonous rut you are in. Possibly you should take better care of you and not just everyone else.

We should not be concerned about conforming and fitting in with others but we should care what they say in this sense…. What will people say at your funeral? How will be said as your eulogy? How many lives have you touched? How many souls have you encouraged or helped save? How many people have you cursed out? How many nasty remarks & looks have you given? What will people say about you in connection to God?

We only have one life to give and to live…. There is nothing wrong with doing both. Those, such as myself, who have a strong need to give often tend to neglect themselves along the way. However, let’s not forget that we can only give what we have. We should give out of an abundance or overflow. When we give out of a lack then we are short-changing both ourselves and the receiver. Vessels are not valuable empty, let God fill you so He can use you. Never deplete yourself to the point of empty. Those of you who have that special gift of giving of their time and spirit, often times to temporary depletion, I need you to repeat this:
"I promise to love God, myself, and others enough to take care of me. I will not ignore signs of fatigue or burnout. I will take time regularly to replenish myself spiritually, mentally, and physically so that I do not become depleted and can give out of an abundance. I will designate God, and at least one person, that I will talk to with transparency so that my bad and ugly stuff do not begin to overshadow my good."

I love you enough to tell you, love Yourself First.
God's love & peace to you. ~Beautiful Thought 

(August blog sponsored by jewelrybyjaz)